Iran’s presidential candidate: Resolving economic sanctions is a foreign policy priority
Azerbaijan, Baku, Jun.7/ Trend F. Eminli /
Iran presidential candidate Gholam-Ali Haddad-Adel says his foreign policy will place priority on the economic sanctions placed against the country.
He said that the issue cannot be dealt with simply through internal management.
Economic problems are the country's major concern, but we should resolve our problems through elevating the country's status on the international playing field.
Sanctions were in place even before Iran started its nuclear activities, he said.
Since the beginning of the Islamic Revolution, our foreign policy has seen both good and bad days.
Supreme National Security Council Secretary Saeed Jalili, former Foreign Minister Ali-Akbar Velayati, lawmaker Gholam-Ali Haddad-Adel, Secretary of Expediency Council Mohsen Rezaei, Tehran Mayor Mohammad-Baqer Qalibaf, President of the Strategic Research Center of the Expediency Council Hassan Rohani, former First Vice President Mohammad-Reza Aref, and former Telecommunications Minister Mohammad Gharazi will be holding debates for four hours.
Iran will hold the 11th presidential election on June 14, 2013.
Voters will select the successor of the current President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who is not able to participate in the elections for a third term according to the country's constitutional laws.
The president of Iran is elected for a four-year term.